Society’s Stellarum Fixarum

Posted: July 11, 2017 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

The Kakistocracy

It’s fascinating to note how our contemporary grasp of the environment has diverged by discipline. Hard science continues to clarify the physical world, as social science works equally to obscure man’s behaviors within it. It is as though we are engineered to relentlessly seek a clinical comprehension of everything, except ourselves. Perhaps it is instead an implicit hope that technology (or religion) can blur what our eyes clearly perceive. Whatever the inspiration, I am expecting a future of increasingly impressive platforms from which to hear decreasingly honest discussions.

That probably doesn’t sound like a segue to sixteenth century astronomy, but frankly few things would.

At any rate, it was during this period that Nicolaus Copernicus published his work on the heliocentric astronomical model. This being a framework that was completely disruptive to the dominant geocentric narrative, which had placed the Earth at the center of the universe. The insight was…

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